Should I take the plunge

Maximilliann

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Hello there!

I am very interested into the Samsung Focus with Windows Phone 7. Really like the phone design and the UI. I would really like to take the plunge but a few things worries me:

1- The Samsung Focus is offered by Rogers here and it is a minimum of a 3 years contract to pay 50$ for it.

2- With the Mango update and possibly the new phones coming in Fall (October?), it worries me that the Focus will not be able to be updated. I will mostly use the phone for music, email, phone, internet and a few applications.

So, take the plunge now or just wait for the new phones with Mango at Fall. Any suggestion?

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enahs555

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They should update it to Mango. Just make sure to get a hardware revision 1.3, as 1.4 still has not gotten the NoDo update and I fear 1.4 will never get Mango!

Can you get it online for the same price, or slightly more with a shorter contract; say maybe from Amazon?

WP7 + Zune Pass = most awesome music device ever.
 

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I just ordered 2, one for me and one for my wife, and I am really hoping that they send me revision 1.3. I am hoping that AT&T is not selling them anymore due to all of the prblems associated with them.
 

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Just return any 1.4's you get jeff, its not worth hanging onto. I don't even think Samsung knows how to fix its issue.

To OP, get a used one off ebay if want now. Dont buy the focus on a 3 yr. Wait till fall for contract worthy devices. And believe me when I say the focus is an awesome device. I just wouldn't want it 2 years from now let alone 3.
 

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I agree. If you are going to pay $50 + 3 years, just get a WP on eBay, probably less than $200 for nearly new. The phone will get updated in the Fall. When new devices are introduced in a few months you can take your time and pick the device you want to hang onto for 3 years. Enjoy.

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Maximilliann

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Ok well, with the law here, the maximum penalty if I break a contract is the rebate given by the carrier on the phone and that is if I cancel the contract within the next month and Roger's rebate is 550$ (Law is in the province of Quebec only).

I would guess that I will keep the phone for the next 2 - 3 years with the mango update so at most I will have to pay a penalty of 183.00$ after 2 years. which is about the same price as a fo

The phone is very tempting because I am not sure that Samsung will make one in the 4 inch format in the next generation of phone.

This is what I found most sad with windows phone. We knews at least 3 - 4 months in advance which high-end android phone will be released and we still do not have any news about the next generation windows phone hardware.
 

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I agree, I wish we could see the mango phones already. I have the money to buy off contract this fall so i'm not in the should i buy now or wait mood like some others are but i would still like to have something to drool over for the next few months.
 

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i bought mine off craigslist for $200, they aren't too hard to find, ebay might be slightly higher, but $200ish is a good deal for off contract imo. :)
 

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